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Sara and Marco, Spain

Sara Panero is a Spanish dancer born in Salamanca (Spain) in 1993. Formed from 7 years in various disciplines of dance such as ballet, contemporary dance, modern dance, hip-hop. With 16 years she begins with the Latin dances, Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba. After attending the Conservatory of Dance Fortea (Madrid), to specialize in classical ballet and the conservatory of dance in Latin rhythms she begins partnership with his first dance partner Ronald Jara. Months after she enters at "Bachatea Dance Company”.

In September 2012 Sara forms with Marco Espejo the dancing couple that in this year wins already 2 national bachata competitions and they create their own professional company of bachata called "Esencia".  In 2013 Marco and Sara proclaim them 4 times national champions of Bachata couple and the following year (2014) national Runners-up with their professional company “Esencia”. In May 2014 Sara competes for the first time as a soloist in salsa footwork. She had a pleasure of collaborating with the Prince of Salsa Johnnny Vazquez in “Imperio Azteca” – Milan and with Albir Rojas teaching kizomba on international seminars. ‘Albir & Sara’ finished their collaboration in December 2016 to follow different paths.  Sara in now focusing on new projects and goals based on her unconditional love of Dance.

Marco Espejo Nuñez is a Peruvian dancer born in Trujillo (Perú) in 1988. Already in Perú he started to learn dance and music learning Peruvian folklore and playing the Saxophone. When he was 18 years old, Marco moved to Huelva, Spain where he started to take lessons of Latin rhythms.  At the age of 21 years old, already in the capital of the country, Madrid, Marco starts to compete with his first official dance bachata couple, Elisa Toimil.  Short time after that, he won various regional competitions with Elisa García and they started to compete in national level.

In September 2012 Marco forms with Sara Panero the dancing couple that in this year wins already 2 national bachata competitions and they create their own professional company of bachata called “Esencia”.  In 2013 Marco and Sara proclaim them 4 times national champions of Bachata couple and the following year (2014) national Runners-up with their professional company "Esencia”.  He collaborated with Marzia Licciardello, an Italian dancer as profesional Bachata couple and this collaboration made him known in international level.  At the end of the year 2016, the couple Marco & Sara re-began to work together with the objective of to be one of the most known couples in Sensual Bachata around the world with their own Bachata Style.

  

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